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Posted: 3/16/2011 6:31:47 PM EST
I was thinking of getting some of the yugo ammo from aim. I've only heard good things about it but, I know some of it is from the 70's. So how long is it good for. If i were to sotre it what is its shelf life?
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 3:35:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/17/2011 3:46:08 AM EST by Makarov]
That corrosive-primed ammo will still go bang for a long time after anybody reading this post will still be able to pull a trigger. If the sealed crate/tin is undamaged and you store it in moderate conditions it will be GTG. I am still shooting 8mm Turk that was made before WWII (dated 1937). I average 1% - 2% failure rate with that stuff.

Non-corrosive primed ammo will last just as long if you avoid extremes during storage.

On the other hand, I have seen some 50s dated corrosive Equadorean 8mm in which one lot would shoot fine and another would be a 90% failure to fire but I suspect that had more to due with the manufacture of the ammo and not the age.
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